Coconut Rock Cakes

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After the success of the Sugar and Spice Rock Cakes, last week, I thought I would try some different ones.  The flavour decided upon was coconut and I found a very good recipe on Hedgecombers website .  It is a very straightforward recipe, and the results appear to be very good.

I haven’t tasted yet, but the coconut smell emanating from the oven during baking certainly had me salivating.

Coconut Rock Cakes


  • 110g butter
  • 110g sugar
  • 200g plain flour
  • 75g desiccated coconut
  • ½ teaspoon bicarb of soda (baking soda)
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 egg
  • a little brown sugar to top


  1. Preheat oven to 400/gas 6/200/180 fan
  2. Cream the butter, sugar and egg together in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and, using some brute strength, mix it to a stiff consistency.
  4. On a greased baking sheet, pile largish mounds of the mix.
  5. You’ll need to push each lump together ever so slightly, but you don’t want to flatten out those rough edges.
  6. Lightly sprinkle with the brown sugar and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and the edges are just starting to darken.

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